Have you ever gone to a networking event only to have someone decide that you weren’t “worthy” of their time and attention? Ever had them turn their back when they found out that you were a solopreneur or simply starting out? How about having them return your card because they didn’t see that they would […]
As with so many aspects of life, networking requires action and effort if you’re going to reap its benefits. You can attend countless in-person and online events and register for every networking group under the sun, but you’ll get nowhere if you’re not actively taking the time to connect with the people you are meeting. […]
Our annual dinner outing to Maroni’s is just one of our stand-out events that make Adrian’s Network unique in the networking world. Speaking for myself, I can’t wait until we go back to Maroni’s next year. Until then we have theater, a book club, beach parties (in the summer, of course), MasterMind sessions, and so […]
Sharing a meal is one of the best ways to grow a relationship. Try to schedule a networking lunch at least once every few weeks to learn more about your fellow networkers and share ideas, marketing intelligence, and maybe even some leads!
Proactive introductions are our lifeblood. Don’t wait for people to ask you “do you know a _______.” Put people together because: They work with similar types of companies but they don’t do they same thing. They are active volunteers. They have similar referral sources. They share a passion (hobby, music, literature, etc.) Be creative, proactive […]
Networking works. Or should I say that networking CAN work. We all know that it’s time-consuming, often expensive, and occasionally, completely unproductive. Here are a few things that you should do in order to make your networking efforts more successful: Have a goal. How many times have you attended a networking event and wandered around […]
When is enough, enough or said another way, when do I become a pain in the a–? People ask me these questions all the time. OK, not all the time, but a lot. When do I give up on a prospect? When do I pull the plug on a client? When do I change my […]